Thursday, February 20, 2014

And the "catch" is?

Sounds good...but you just know there's a catch.
Walmart, America’s largest private employer, said Wednesday it is looking into supporting an increase in the federal minimum wage. The surprise move from the giant retailer comes after it has resisted years of protests from workers and union leaders to increase wages. Bloomberg News, which broke the news, said company spokesman David Tovar was looking at improving wages for its US workers so that they would have “additional income”.
And by "looking at" of course they mean, just not verbally oppose so publicly.


Montag said...

Oh, certainly, the catch is that they're going to support an increase that's much smaller than what's necessary. They're probably paying most of their people ~ $8/hr. If they support raising the minimum wage to, say, $8/hr, it costs them nothing, and they think they'll get points for supporting a raise.

WalMart does nothing out of the goodness of its heart, because it doesn't have one.

Montag said...

And, right on schedule, the non-denial denial.

So, no, they're not in favor of minimum wage hikes and, yes, they don't have a heart. They're "looking at" the issue, where "looking" could mean "sneering," "glaring," and/or "dissing."